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Golf Talk Live - Sam Snead Transcript Segment 7

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PETER KESSLER

NOW I KNOW ONE OF THE REALLY EXCITING THINGS THAT YOU'RE UP TO WITH YOUR FAMILY IS YOU AND JACK ARE STARTING TO BUILD SOME GOLF COURSES TOGETHER.

SAM SNEAD

YES. WE'VE GOT ONE THERE, UH WE'LL START END OF SPRING AT UH FLATWOODS IN WEST VIRGINIA. IT LOOKS LIKE WE MIGHT LAND TWO OR THREE MAYBE DOWN IN NORFOLK VIRGINIA. WELL WE GOT UH UH THIS AND THAT ALL OVER BUT I THINK THAT IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU BUILT THE GOLF COURSES A LITTLE BIT MORE FOR THE GUY THAT PAYS THE FREIGHT. THAT'S THE AVERAGE GUY. HE GOES OUT AND HE'S A NINETY, NINETY FIVE SHOOTER AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE PLAYS SOME OF THESE GOLF COURSES AND HE'S A HUNDRED AND FORTY, A HUNDRED AND THIRTY, WELL I KNOW THAT'S VERY, VERY BAD BUT YOU CAN STILL BUILD A GOLF COURSE WHERE THEY CAN PLAY WELL AND ENJOY IT AND ALSO BE TOUGH ENOUGH. IT'S JUST YARDAGE. THAT'S ALL IT IS.

PETER KESSLER

DO YOU STILL FEEL LIKE THE GOLF COURSE SHOULD START OFF FAIRLY EASY SO YOU CAN GET INTO A LITTLE BIT OF A RHYTHM?

SAM SNEAD

I'VE ALWAYS FELT THAT, THE FIRST HOLE SHOULD BE A FAIRLY EASY HOLE. ONE TO GET STARTED OFF NOT ONE THAT KILLS YOU. IF YOU GO GET STARTED OFF WITH DOUBLE BOGEY, BOGEY BOY THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT PLAYING ANYMORE.

PETER KESSLER

NO FUN FOR ANYBODY.

SAM SNEAD

NO

PETER KESSLER

YOU'VE BEEN PLAYING WITH AMATEURS AND BEATING THEM FOR FUN YOUR WHOLE LIFE, IF YOU WERE GOING TO GIVE, IF YOU WERE GOING TO GIVE OUR VIEWERS, WHICH ARE REALLY ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE, ALL OF US HACKERS ARE SITTING HERE AND LISTENING TO YOU WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF GOLF ADVICE IN TERMS OF KEEPING IT SIMPLE THAT YOU COULD GIVE US?

SAM SNEAD

WELL ACTUALLY UH GOLF IS RHYTHM AND TIMING. IF YOU JUST SWING THE CLUB LIKE IT'S, I THINK THE BEST THING I'VE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE AND AS FAR AS TEACHING IS CONCERNED, I TELL THE GIRLS THAT ARE STARTING OR HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS, I SAID LOOK, YOU JUST SWING UP AND PULL DOWN. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. SWING UP AND PULL DOWN. AND I TELL YOU I HAD ONE WOMAN THERE AND SHE STARTED DOING THAT THE BEST SHE'S EVER DONE FOR NINE HOLES WAS, WAS 75 AND UH WHEN I GOT THROUGH WITH HER, SHE CAME IN, HER HUSBAND HAD LOOKED ME UP AND SAID GUESS WHAT MY WIFE SHOT TODAY AND I SAID I DON'T KNOW. HE SAID 52. THAT'S 23 SHOTS BETTER THAN THE ROUND SHE'S HAD, THE BEST ROUND SHE'D EVER HAD. AND UH HE SAYS BOY UH I'M GOING TO BE LUCKY NOW.

PETER KESSLER

WELL, WE'RE LUCKY BECAUSE

SAM SNEAD

THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER

YOU COME BACK TO SEE US AGAIN

SAM SNEAD

THANKS PETER

PETER KESSLER

GREAT TO BE WITH YOU,

SAM SNEAD

IT'S BEEN GREAT.

PETER KESSLER

SAM.

SAM SNEAD

BEEN GREAT.

PETER KESSLER

WILL YOU COME SEE US AGAIN?

SAM SNEAD

I WILL ANYTIME.

PETER KESSLER

YOU SET ALL THE GOLF RECORDS. WE WANT YOU TO SET THE MOST APPEARANCES ON GOLF TALK LIVE RECORD. NEXT WEEK WE'RE GOING TO SPEND 90 MINUTES WITH RAY FLOYD RIGHT HERE ON GOLF TALK LIVE. UNTIL THEN THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT AND THANKS, GOOD NIGHT.